Uganda RisingMindset Media, Colonialism, in the traditional sense, ended as European countries started fighting over themselves over the world the World Wars and in effect, weakened themselves in the process allowing the United States and Soviet Union to eventually gain in immense power. They would spend another 50 years continuing that fight. Colonized people, the world over, saw their chance to break free as they realized that Europe was not invincible or as civilized as they claimed. Britain could no longer hold on to India, for example.
Ethnic divisions[ edit ] Map of Angola's major ethnic groups, c. These were absorbed or pushed southwards, where residual groups still exist, by a massive influx of Bantu people who came from the north and east.
The Bantu influx began around BC, and some continued their migrations inside the territory well into the 20th century. They established a number of major political units, of which the most important was the Kongo Empire whose centre was located in the northwest of what today is Angola, and which stretched northwards into the west of the present Democratic Republic of the Congo DRCthe south and west of the contemporary Republic of Congo and even the southernmost part of Gabon.
Also of historical importance were the Ndongo and Matamba kingdoms to the south of the Kongo Empire, in the Ambundu area. Additionally, the Lunda Empirein the south-east of the present day DRC, occupied a portion of what today is north-eastern Angola. In the south of the territory, and the north of present-day Namibialay the Kwanyama kingdom, along with minor realms on the central highlands.
All these political units were a reflection of ethnic cleavages that slowly developed among the Bantu populations, and were instrumental in consolidating these cleavages and fostering the emergence of new and distinct social identities.
Portuguese colonialism[ edit ] At the end of the 15th century, Portuguese settlers made contact with the Kongo Empiremaintaining a continuous presence in its territory and enjoying considerable cultural and religious influence thereafter.
InPortugal established a settlement and fort called Saint Paul of Luanda on the coast south of the Kongo Empire, in an area inhabited by Ambundu people. Another fort, Benguelawas established on the coast further south, in a region inhabited by ancestors of the Ovimbundu people.
Neither of these Portuguese settlement efforts was launched for the purpose of territorial conquest. It is true that both gradually came to occupy and farm a broad area around their initial bridgeheads in the case of Luanda, mostly along the lower Kwanza River.
However, their main function was trade — overwhelmingly the slave trade. Slaves were bought from African intermediaries and sold to Brazil and the Caribbean. In addition, Benguela developed a commerce in ivorywaxand honeywhich they bought from Ovimbundu caravans which fetched these goods from among the Ganguela peoples in the eastern part of what is now Angola.
The degree of real colonial settlement was minor, and, with few exceptions, the Portuguese did not interfere by means other than commercial in the social and political dynamics of the native peoples. There was no real delimitation of territory; Angola, to all intents and purposes, did not yet exist.
In the 19th century, the Portuguese began a more serious program of advancing into the continental interior. However, their intention was less territorial occupation and more establishing a de facto overlordship which allowed them to establish commercial networks as well as a few settlements.
In the course of this expansion, they entered into conflict with several of the African political units. A number of military expeditions were organized as preconditions for obtaining territory which roughly corresponded to that of present-day Angola. By the mids, the limits of the territory were finally fixed, and the last "primary resistance" was quelled in the early s.
It is thus reasonable to talk of Angola as a defined territorial entity from this point onwards. Build-up to independence and rising tensions[ edit ] Portuguese Army soldiers operating in the Angolan jungle, in the early s Inthe FNLA and the MPLA, based in neighbouring countries, began a guerrilla campaign against Portuguese rule on several fronts.
The Portuguese Colonial Warwhich included the Angolan War of Independencelasted until the Portuguese regime's overthrow in through a leftist military coup in Lisbon. When the timeline for independence became known, most of the roughlyethnic Portuguese Angolans fled the territory during the weeks before or after that deadline.Current political and economic issues succinctly explained.
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